New Zealand Embassy Seoul, South Korea

Resident Visa – Family Category

You may apply to come to New Zealand to live if you are sponsored by a family member who is already a New Zealand citizen and/or resident. You can download the relevant forms from the INZ website > Forms and guides. You can also get the relevant information on the above visas from INZ website > Immigration Instructions.

Lodging Your Application

1. Relevant residence visa application form fully completed in English and signed.

2. Photograph Two recent passport sized photographs.

3. Application Fee in US dollars only. Please note that fees are subject to change without prior notice.

4. Valid Passport.

5. Police Certificate If you are aged 17 or older, you are required to provide a police certificate from your country of citizenship, and from the country in which you have lived for 12 months or more (whether on one visit or intermittently) in the least 10 years prior to lodging this application. The certificate must be less than 6 months old at time of application (see INZ website).

6. General Medical Certificate INZ1007 OR Limited Medical Certificate INZ1207 AND Chest X-ray Certificate INZ1096 These certificates must be less than 3 months old at time of application and completed by one of the Immigration New Zealand (INZ) panel doctors in Korea (see INZ website > Doctors for Immigration medicals). Refer to Health Requirements guide INZ 1121 to find out what are the medical certificates you should provide. The chest x-ray film or CD is not required if your results are normal. Children under 11 years of age and pregnant women are not required to have an x-ray.

Original or Certified True Copies of Documents: All documents submitted in support of your application must be originals or copies certified by an authorised person by law to take statutory declarations.

Translation: All documents not in English must be accompanied by an English translation certified by a recognised translation service or notary public.

To submit an application under the family category, you must be in one of the groups shown below.

Partner - if you are the husband, wife, defacto or civil union partner of a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
1. Residence Application Form INZ1000 fully completed in English and signed.
2. A fully Partnership Support Form for Residence INZ1178 fully completed and signed by your eligible sponsor
3. Certified true copies of your Marriage Certificate (where applicable). For Korean National, please provide your Individual, Marriage and Family relation certificates issued in the applicant’s name.
4. Certified true copies of your children Birth Certificates (where applicable).
5. Letter of Support from eligible sponsor.
6. Certified true copies of your eligible sponsor’s New Zealand citizenship/residence status.
7. Evidence that New Zealand is the primary place of established residence.
8. Evidence of your relationship with your New Zealand partner including living together in partnership that is genuine and stable.
9. Evidence of current and past marital status for both you and your eligible sponsor (i.e. notarised certificate of ‘never married’ or divorce papers. NZ partners may require providing ‘No Impediment to Marriage’ from the Department of Internal Affairs) (where applicable).
10. For non-Korean nationals, original and copy of evidence of residence status in the country where you are currently residing (work, student, dependant or long-term visit pass, permanent residence, etc.) AND
• Certificate of the Facts of Alien Registration (외국인 등록 사실 증명서) issued from a Korean Immigration Office.
• Certificate of the Facts Concerning the Entry & Exit (출입국에 관한 사실 증명서) issued from a Korean Immigration Office.
11. Limited Medical Certificate INZ1201 and a Chest X-ray Certificate INZ1096. Please note you may be required to submit a General Medical Certificate INA1007 depending on the assessment of your application. For full details on health requirements, see our guide Health Requirements INZ 1121.
**Dependent children applying on their own must submit a General Medical Certificate INZ1007 instead.
12. Please refer to the Residence guide INZ1002 for more information.

Dependent Child – if you are a dependent child with a parent who is a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
1. Residence Application Form INZ1000 fully completed in English and signed.
2. Certified true copies of your Birth Certificate. For Korean National, please provide your Individual and Family relation certificates issued in the applicant’s name.
3. Certified true copies of parent(s) New Zealand citizenship/residence status
4. Proof of relationship with parent(s) (e.g. birth certificate, household registration).
5. Evidence that your parents are New Zealand citizens or residents and are lawfully and permanently residing in New Zealand.
6. Evidence that you are single, with no children, and 24 or younger.
7. If your parents are divorced or separated, or if one of your parents is not a New Zealand resident, and you are under 16 years old, you must provide evidence that your New Zealand resident parent has your custody and the other parent gives his/consent to your living in New Zealand permanently.
8. If you are aged 17 years and younger or between 21 and 24, please provide evidence that you are totally or substantially reliant on an adult for financial support (whether or not that adult is your parent).
9. For non-Korean nationals, original and copy of evidence of residence status in the country where you are currently residing (work, student, dependant or long-term visit pass, permanent residence, etc.) AND
• Certificate of the Facts of Alien Registration (외국인 등록 사실 증명서) issued from a Korean Immigration Office.
• Certificate of the Facts Concerning the Entry & Exit (출입국에 관한 사실 증명서) issued from a Korean Immigration Office.
10. General Medical Certificate INZ1007 and a Chest X-ray Certificate INZ1096. For full details on health requirements, see our guide Health Requirements INZ 1121.
11. Please refer to the Residence guide INZ1002 for more information

Parent – if you are the parent(s) of a New Zealand citizen or resident, who has been a New Zealand resident for at least three years, you may be eligible to join them in New Zealand under the Parent Category.
The first step to apply for residence under the Parent Category is to complete a Parent Category Expression of Interest (EOI) form INZ1202. You will need to submit this form with the application fee to:
Immigration New Zealand
PO Box 276118
Auckland Mail Centre
Auckland
New Zealand
This EOI form cannot be completed online. We also recommend that you read the Parent Category Guide (INZ 1207) before submitting your EOI.
Important: Cash is not an acceptable method of fee payment, only credit card and bank cheques are acceptable.
In completing this form you will make declarations showing how you meet each of the criteria. You should not provide any documentation to support your claims at this stage. If your Expression of Interest (EOI) is successful and you are invited to apply for residence then you will need to provide the documentation to support your claims with your application.
Once your EOI is received it will be entered into the pool based on the tier you have applied under and the date it was accepted.

If your Expression of Interest is successful and you have been invited to apply for residence, you will need to provide:
1. Parent Category Residence Application INZ 1206 fully completed and signed.
2. Your updated original Parent Category Expression of Interest Form INZ1202
3. Parent Category Sponsorship Form for Residence in New Zealand INZ 1024 completed by your sponsor and signed.
4. General Medical Certificate INZ 1007 and Chest X-ray Certificate INZ 1096. For full details on health requirements, see our guide Health Requirements INZ 1121.
5. Certified true copies of full birth certificate.
6. Evidence that you and your partner (if included in your application) meet our partnership requirements.
7. Evidence that you meet the requirements under Tier One or Tier Two.
8. Evidence that you meet the English language requirements.
9. Evidence of how long your sponsor has spent in New Zealand as a citizen and/or resident.
10. Evidence of your sponsor’s immigration status.
11. Financial evidence of your sponsor’s income, your guaranteed lifetime income, or your settlement funds.
12. Evidence of your relationship to your sponsor.
13. Other documentation as specified by Immigration New Zealand in your Invitation To Apply.
14. Please refer to the Parent Category guide INZ1207for more information.

Parent Retirement Category – If you have an adult child who lives in New Zealand and is either a New Zealand citizen or resident, but have no dependent children, and you are able to invest NZ$1 million in New Zealand for four years. You may be eligible to apply under this category.

To qualify under the Parent Retirement Category you must:
• have an adult child who lives in New Zealand and who is either a New Zealand citizen or resident
• have no dependent children
• invest NZ$1 million in New Zealand for four years into an acceptable investment
• demonstrate ownership of NZ$0.5 million of settlement funds and an annual income of NZ$60,000 at the time of application, and
• meet standard health and character requirements.

You can apply by completing the Parent Retirement Category Residence application form INZ1170 and sending it, along with the application fee and supporting evidence, to the Business Migration Branch. Please refer to the Parent Retirement Category guide INZ1171 for more information
Business Migration Branch
Immigration New Zealand
PO Box 3705
Wellington
New Zealand
 

Submitting an application
From 16 April 2012 applicants from Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea and Japan will be required to submit applications for all resident visas (except resident visas under the Business categories) directly to:

Immigration New Zealand
2503, Henderson Building
300 Nanjing East Road,
Shanghai, PRC.
Phone: +86 21 3366 2734 or 33662784
Email:

• Fees for these applications must be paid in USD bank cheques. Applicants should add USD10 bank fee and USD30 courier fee to the total amount paid. Bank cheques must be made payable to 'New Zealand Immigration Service'. The application fee and all other applicable fees should be included in one cheque.
• Fee amounts in USD can be found on the “Office and fees finder” in the Immigration New Zealand website.
• Note: Normal processing time may take at least or up to 6 months (less or more on a case to case basis).
 

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